September 14, 2010

Customer Innovation Showcase: Vallaster and Corl Architects

We're pleased to highlight the work of Ideate client Vallaster and Corl Architects of Portland, Oregon.

K-Station is a mixed-use, mixed-income, transit-oriented project located along the Portland Interstate transit corridor adjacent to a main ligature of the MAX transit Yellow Line at the intersection of two major north Portland transit arteries – N.Interstate Avenue and N. Killingsworth. This 54 unit design is intended to offer its residents and retail customers alternatives to automobile dependence, emphasizing other transportation options afforded by its location along MAX and adjacent to bus stops on N. Killingsworth. It is intended to target young creative professionals and first time home purchasers committed to reducing their carbon footprint. It offers a sustainable lifestyle with convenient Flex Car availability, secured bicycle parking and ecologically responsible green roofs and bio-swales that exemplify Portland’s framework for smart, green development.

We're a small firm and made the transition to Autodesk Revit quickly. We started using Revit in 2006 and by 2008 it was our primary software tool. We use the program for presentation renderings (examples attached) and construction documents. It is not yet being used as a coordination tool between consultants as most are still transitioning to Revit, but we anticipate this will be occurring soon. We're at point now where we can deliver drawings at least as fast or faster than we could before on AutoCAD, and no-one in our office, even those with the least Revit training, wish to return to the old methods. Thanks to Revit we're also working in 3D much more and able to deliver presentation drawings more easily.

- Vallaster and Corl Architects, Portland Oregon

Vallaster and Corl Architects is an award winning firm providing architectural, planning, interior, and development feasibility services for private and public clients throughout the Pacific Northwest Region.

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